Danish Chart Archive - Singles 1979 - ____ (B.T./IFPI DK)

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Postby janjensen » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:46 pm

Official Danish Singles Chart 1984, October (Source: BT/IFPI)

- Limahl gets a top three hit.
- Another Dutch rarity Phill & Company make it to number five.
- Tina Turner charts for the first time getting seven hits until 1992.
- Australians Real Life get their first of two Danish hits going to number six.
- Ray Parker Jr. enters and makes it to number one for two weeks.

Danish Singles Chart 1984-10-05 [Week 40]
1) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
2) Laura Branigan: Self Control
3) Nik Kershaw: I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
4) Art Company: Susanna
5) David Bowie: Blue Jean
6) Depeche Mode: Master And Servant
7) Limahl: Neverending Story
8) Frida: Shine
9) George Michael: Careless Whisper
10) Phil & Company: Tralala
11) Diana Ross: Touch By Touch
12) Shakin' Stevens: A Letter To You
13) Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Two Tribes
14) Alphaville: Sounds Like A Melody
15) RAF: Self Control

Danish Singles Chart 1984-10-12 [Week 41]
1) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
2) George Michael: Careless Whisper
3) Laura Branigan: Self Control
4) Limahl: Neverending Story
5) David Bowie: Blue Jean
6) Nik Kershaw: I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
7) Art Company: Susanna
8) Frida: Shine
9) Phil & Company: Tralala
10) Depeche Mode: Master And Servant
11) Diana Ross: Touch By Touch
12) Shakin' Stevens: A Letter To You
13) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It
14) Real Life: Catch Me I'm Falling
15) Culture Club: The War Song

Danish Singles Chart 1984-10-19 [Week 42]
1) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
2) George Michael: Careless Whisper
3) Limahl: Neverending Story
4) David Bowie: Blue Jean
5) Phil & Company: Tralala
6) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It
7) Laura Branigan: Self Control
8) Shakin' Stevens: A Letter To You
9) Art Company: Susanna
10) Depeche Mode: Master And Servant
11) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
12) Wham!: Freedom
13) Culture Club: The War Song
14) Nik Kershaw: I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
15) Frida: Shine

Danish Singles Chart 1984-10-26 [Week 43]
1) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
2) George Michael: Careless Whisper
3) Limahl: Neverending Story
4) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It
5) Phil & Company: Tralala
6) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
7) Art Company: Susanna
8) Wham!: Freedom
9) Culture Club: The War Song
10) Shakin' Stevens: A Letter To You
11) David Bowie: Blue Jean
12) Laura Branigan: Self Control
13) Depeche Mode: Master And Servant
14) Paul McCartney: No More Lonely Nights
15) Alphaville: Forever Young
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Postby janjensen » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:46 pm

Official Danish Singles Chart 1984, November (Source: BT/IFPI)

- Ray Parker Jr. finally beats Stevie Wonder at the end of the month.
- Murray Head enters and goes to number one in December.
- Elisabeth quits band Voxpop and makes a solo career. This is her only singles hit, though.
- Duran Duran get their first real hit in Denmark going to number four.
- Julian Lennon enters and ends up at the top for one week,

Danish Singles Chart 1984-11-02 [Week 44]
1) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
2) George Michael: Careless Whisper
3) Limahl: Neverending Story
4) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It
5) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
6) Phil & Company: Tralala
7) Wham!: Freedom
8) Culture Club: The War Song
9) Art Company: Susanna
10) Shakin' Stevens: A Letter To You
11) Paul McCartney: No More Lonely Nights
12) Depeche Mode: Master And Servant
13) Alphaville: Forever Young
14) Laura Branigan: Self Control
15) Kim Wilde: Second Time

Danish Singles Chart 1984-11-09 [Week 45]
1) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
2) George Michael: Careless Whisper
3) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
4) Limahl: Neverending Story
5) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It
6) Phil & Company: Tralala
7) Wham!: Freedom
8) Culture Club: The War Song
9) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
10) Paul McCartney: No More Lonely Nights
11) Alphaville: Forever Young
12) Kim Wilde: Second Time
13) Shakin' Stevens: A Letter To You
14) Nena: Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann
15) Elisabeth: Tågedage / Baby Be My Baby

Danish Singles Chart 1984-11-16 [Week 46]
1) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
2) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
3) George Michael: Careless Whisper
4) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It
5) Limahl: Neverending Story
6) Wham!: Freedom
7) Phil & Company: Tralala
8) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
9) Paul McCartney: No More Lonely Nights
10) Alphaville: Forever Young
11) Nena: Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann
12) Kim Wilde: Second Time
13) Culture Club: The War Song
14) Elisabeth: Tågedage / Baby Be My Baby
15) Art Company: Susanna

Danish Singles Chart 1984-11-23 [Week 47]
1) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
2) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
3) George Michael: Careless Whisper
4) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It
5) Limahl: Neverending Story
6) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
7) Phil & Company: Tralala
8) Culture Club: The War Song
9) Nena: Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann
10) Kim Wilde: Second Time
11) Paul McCartney: No More Lonely Nights
12) Wham!: Freedom
13) Alphaville: Forever Young
14) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
15) Shakin' Stevens: A Letter To You

Danish Singles Chart 1984-11-30 [Week 48]
1) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
2) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
3) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
4) George Michael: Careless Whisper
5) Limahl: Neverending Story
6) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It
7) Culture Club: The War Song
8) Phil & Company: Tralala
9) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
10) Julian Lennon: Too Late For Goodbyes
11) Paul McCartney: No More Lonely Nights
12) Kim Wilde: Second Time
13) Wham!: Freedom
14) Nena: Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann
15) Alphaville: Forever Young
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Postby janjensen » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:47 pm

Official Danish Singles Chart 1984, December (Source: BT/IFPI)

- Nik Kershaw enters with his third straight top three hit.
- Danish 80's rarity Winder hit the chart for the first time. They get two hits at number nine (this) and number eight.
- Here it all begins for Wham!'s "Last Christmas". It charts here in 1984 and way into 1985, again at Christmas time in 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994 and every single year since 2007 notching up 81 weeks as we speak!
- 80's classic "When The Rain Begins To Fall" enters and peaks at number 10.

Danish Singles Chart 1984-12-07 [Week 49]
1) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
2) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
3) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
4) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
5) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It
6) Limahl: Neverending Story
7) George Michael: Careless Whisper
8) Culture Club: The War Song
9) Julian Lennon: Too Late For Goodbyes
10) Paul McCartney: No More Lonely Nights
11) Wham!: Freedom
12) Nena: Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann
13) Phil & Company: Tralala
14) Alphaville: Forever Young
15) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle

Danish Singles Chart 1984-12-14 [Week 50]
1) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
2) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
3) Julian Lennon: Too Late For Goodbyes
4) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It
5) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
6) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
7) Limahl: Neverending Story
8) Culture Club: The War Song
9) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
10) George Michael: Careless Whisper
11) Cliff Richard: Shooting From The Heart
12) Wham!: Freedom
13) Winder: Run For Love
14) Kim Wilde: Second Time
15) Phil & Company: Tralala

Danish Singles Chart 1984-12-21 [Week 51]
1) Julian Lennon: Too Late For Goodbyes
2) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
3) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
4) Wham!: Last Christmas
5) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
6) Culture Club: The War Song
7) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
8) Kim Wilde: Second Time
9) Limahl: Neverending Story
10) Winder: Run For Love
11) Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora: When The Rain Begins To Fall
12) George Michael: Careless Whisper
13) Alphaville: Forever Young
14) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
15) Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It

Where is Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas"? Wait until 1985...
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Postby janjensen » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:02 pm

Official Danish Singles Chart 1984, Year-end (Source: BT/IFPI)

The year-end chart is only a Top 20.

1 - Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
2 - Nanna - Buster
3 - Gunnar Nu - Rap Nu
4 - Masquerade - Guardian Angel
5 - Laura Branigan - Self Control
6 - George Michael - Careless Whisper
7 - Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
8 - Mike Oldfield - Crime Of Passion
9 - Break Machine - Street Dance
10 - Limahl - Neverending Story
11 - Queen - Radio Ga Ga
12 - Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
13 - Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
14 - The Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew
15 - Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
16 - Herrey's - Diggi Loo/Diggi Ley
17 - Nanna - Sammenhold, Du
18 - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
19 - Mel Brooks - To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap)
20 - Elton John - Sad Songs (Say So Much)

Huge list of songs that don't chart in Denmark:

Alphaville - Big In Japan
Bananarama - Robert De Niro's Waiting
Black Lace - Agadoo
Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
Bryan Adams - Run To You
Cars - Drive
Cars - You Might Think
Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
Duran Duran - The Reflex
Gnags - Går Med Hunden Gennem Byen
Gnags - Vilde Kaniner
John Waite - Missing You
Kim Larsen - Papirsklip
Michael Jackson - Farewell My Summer Love
Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)
Prince - When Doves Cry
Prince & The Revolution - Let's Go Crazy
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
Rocazino - All My Love
Talk Talk - It's My Life
U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)

The fact that the singles from Purple Rain don't chart at all is mind-blowing.

If you compare the official chart to the charts on Danish radio and the top 30 chart in monthly magazine "Vi Unge" there are some really strange misses (but again the official chart wasn't based on actual sales). Other big 1984 hits chart in 1985 in stead.

The charts (this and the album chart) are heavily critized in other Danish media for not being accurate. I think 1984 proves this point.

Next up: 1985
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Postby trebor » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:25 pm

janjensen wrote:Here's 1984. I don't have the time to write comments for each month and I guess you're mostly interested in the charts anyway ;-)
Please continue with your comments; these are very welcome and hugely interesting!
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Postby Passing_Strang » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:05 pm

janjensen wrote:the top 30 chart in monthly magazine "Vi Unge"
Jan, do you have these? And if so, can you please post them when you finish with B.T. charts?
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Postby janjensen » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:27 pm

Passing_Strang wrote:
janjensen wrote:the top 30 chart in monthly magazine "Vi Unge"
Jan, do you have these? And if so, can you please post them when you finish with B.T. charts?
I have some of them. Unfortunately some have gone missing at the Royal Danish Library in Aarhus (pages simply ripped out of the magazines...! I will post them afterwards.
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Postby janjensen » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:28 pm

trebor wrote:
janjensen wrote:Here's 1984. I don't have the time to write comments for each month and I guess you're mostly interested in the charts anyway ;-)
Please continue with your comments; these are very welcome and hugely interesting!
I simply didn't have time when I put 1984 up - i will start putting them in now. :)
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Postby marcoferrari » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:16 pm

janjensen, please, continue with these charts. They are interesting.
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Postby janjensen » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:05 pm

To everybody following this thread.

I will post more charts later. I am going to go through surgery because of a broken arm so I won't be posting anything the next two-three weeks, I'm afraid. I will post all of the charts until 1992 later. Just so you know.

/Jan
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Postby trebor » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:33 pm

No worries and no need to rush.
Jan, get well soon!
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Postby borderwolf » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:07 pm

trebor wrote:
janjensen wrote:Here's 1984. I don't have the time to write comments for each month and I guess you're mostly interested in the charts anyway ;-)
Please continue with your comments; these are very welcome and hugely interesting!
+ 1

Agree!
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Postby janjensen » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:11 pm

alfiebot wrote:^thank you very much!!! :)
Cher actually had two more hits (I was only looking in the top 10, sorry), and "Believe" was in the Danish chart for 24 weeks, not 19.

Two further hits:
12.03.1999 STRONG ENOUGH 16 3
11.02.1994 I GOT YOU BABE (WITH BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD) 18 1

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Postby alfiebot » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:02 am

^Cool, thanks!

I think that her 2001 single 'The Music's No Good Without You' also hit the top 20.
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Postby janjensen » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:03 am

alfiebot wrote:^Cool, thanks!

I think that her 2001 single 'The Music's No Good Without You' also hit the top 20.
It didn't. :)

You can see her entries with that song in different charts: https://danishcharts.dk/showitem.asp?in ... +You&cat=s
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Postby beauregard » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:11 pm

This is great thread. Really interesting to see the danish singles charts from the 80s. Have you got access to the album charts from the same period?
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Postby janjensen » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:18 pm

beauregard wrote:This is great thread. Really interesting to see the danish singles charts from the 80s. Have you got access to the album charts from the same period?
I do, but I don't have them digitally yet, so that will have to wait for now... :-)
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Postby Passing_Strang » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:23 pm

Jan, get well soon! Best wishes!
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Postby anpt » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:37 pm

I noticed that Wham!'s "The Final" was nº 1 in August 1996 in the danish álbum charts. Was there any special reason for this great sucess of a 1986 record?

Thank you.

janjensen wrote:Official Danish Singles Chart 1984, December (Source: BT/IFPI)

- Here it all begins for Wham!'s "Last Christmas". It charts here in 1984 and way into 1985, again at Christmas time in 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994 and every single year since 2007 notching up 81 weeks as we speak!
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Postby freeme » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:16 pm

Cool topic!
Can't wait for the 90s!
don't disturb this groove!
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Postby janjensen » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:33 pm

anpt wrote:I noticed that Wham!'s "The Final" was nº 1 in August 1996 in the danish álbum charts. Was there any special reason for this great sucess of a 1986 record?

Thank you.

janjensen wrote:Official Danish Singles Chart 1984, December (Source: BT/IFPI)

- Here it all begins for Wham!'s "Last Christmas". It charts here in 1984 and way into 1985, again at Christmas time in 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994 and every single year since 2007 notching up 81 weeks as we speak!
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I must admit I have absolutely no idea. Maybe it was simply re-released in Denmark when George Michael's "Older" came out. They chart around the same time.

However I don't have the album charts of the 90's.
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Postby alfiebot » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:29 am

Hey Jan, what can you tell me about the charts on this website with different Danish charts? Are they official?

http://danskehitlister.dk/

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Postby janjensen » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:49 pm

alfiebot wrote:Hey Jan, what can you tell me about the charts on this website with different Danish charts? Are they official?

http://danskehitlister.dk/

thanks
Hi.

Most of the charts at danskehitlister.dk are charts from Danish National Radio, Danmarks Radio. They are not official, except "Aarets Singlehitliste" which are the same yearend charts from 1979 to 1992 that I bring you in this thread. (I also put up 1978).

When Danmarks Radio decided to stop broadcasting charts in march 1977 B.T. started publishing "The Official Danish Chart" in their tabloid newspaper. In the beginning it was a combined albums and singles chart. On January 5 1979 the first singles chart was published in the paper.

The most famous Danish chart, however, was Tjeklisten which was broadcast on Danmarks Radio's P3 from 15 January 1994 to 28 march 2010. This was compiled by using votes sent in by the P3 listeners - an idea used by Swedish P3 in their chart programme "Tracks" from 1984 to 2010.

The only official charts Denmark has ever had are the charts I'm putting in this thread. From 1977 to 1992 in Danish tabloid newspaper B.T. and then from 5 March 1993 compiled first by Nielsen Music and today by M&I Service. Those charts can be found at hitlisten.nu but the archive unfortunately only goes back to 2007 for singles and 2001 for albums. You can, however, find the singles charts from 2001 at danishcharts.com. And I also have the singles charts from 5 March 1993 to the end of 2000.

It has been a week since my arm surgery and I hope I can soon continue putting up the charts for you. For now you have to wait, though. ;-)
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Postby freeme » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:20 pm

Will you post charts from 1993 to 2000 too?
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Postby janjensen » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:02 am

freeme wrote:Will you post charts from 1993 to 2000 too?
In any case I need permission to do so. I will definitely ask. But for now 1979-1992 will have to do. ;)
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